The Auditory Ageing Study (AUDACIOUS)

Please be aware that as a result of COVID-19 the AUDACIOUS Study has suspended participant visits to NeuRA for the time being as the safety of all our participants comes first. However, you may still be able to participate from the safety of your own home as we make elements of the study available to you online and by phone. If you are interested and would like more information please contact us by filling in your name, phone and email in the space provided below. Thank you for your interest and we hope you keep safe during these challenging times.

Can you hear our call?!  Researchers at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and The University of New South Wales are studying how adults experience declines in their hearing, how this interferes with communication and their day-to-day lives.

What is the purpose of this study?

To investigate the relationship between age-related hearing decline and cognitive abilities in older adults.

What does the study involve?

If you are interested in this study you will be invited to our study site at NeuRA in Randwick to complete a two-hour interview.

The interview will include test of your hearing and cognitive functioning including app-based activities testing memory, learning and attention. You will also be asked to complete a questionnaire about your general health, hearing and daily lifestyle.

Who can volunteer?

You may be eligible to participate on our research if

  • You are 65 years of age or older
  • Are able to make your own way to our interview site at NeuRA in Randwick
  • You have not experienced lifelong hearing difficulties
  • You do not need to have hearing difficulties to participate in this study.

Will I be reimbursed?

Your participation in the study is totally voluntary. You will be reimbursed $30.00 for participating in the study.


If you would like to take part in this research study please contact

Ms Dominique Sepulveda

Phone: (02) 9399 1135


Or register your interest and we will be in contact with you shortly:


Chief Investigator: Dr Kim Kiely

Phone: (02) 9399 1154



The project is funded by the Dementia Australia Research Foundation (DARF)


Ethical approval

This study has been approved by the UNSW Human Research Ethics Committee.

HREC number: HC190216